Hoppin' Frog / Siren 5-Alarm Chili Beer: American Style

RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 2.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
5-Alarm Chili Beer: American Style is a uniquely balanced hot and spicy alarm-red ale made in collaboration with Siren Craft Brew in England!

We made the “English-style” at their brewery, and then came back to Hoppin’ Frog and brewed our “American-style” batch. We brewed ours with lots of chipotle and Morita peppers for a solid hot pepper taste, and just the right amounts of black pepper, cayenne, habanero, and Thai chili peppers to create complex, assertive, and satisfying flavors of a good bowl of 5-alarm chili!

Using an over-abundance of red caramelized malts to nicely balance out the spicy heat, this beer gives the chili and hot pepper lovers something to truly enjoy, and share with their like-minded fiery friends.

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joergen (28949) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 3, 2017
Draught at Taphouse. Cloudy orange colored with a small head. Fruity aroma of caramel and pepper. Fruity flavor of caramel, smoke and peppers. Burning peppery finish.

Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2017
22oz bottle 9/22/17 (Courtesy Of TerryR)-42° in Shaker-Pours red with no head. Aroma of peppers and spices. Taste of peppers. This medium bodied brew is probably the hottest beer I've tried. Both good and bad. I prefer good.

RichTheVillan (8109) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2017
Bottle during share; hazy brown pour with with zero head, aroma has big chilli hit and some dark fruits, taste has fucking intense chilli action, some cinnamon, too much for me.

nihtila (3836) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at Garvie’s. Clearish red-brown. Nose is chili, pepperbell, chili sauce. Tastes... all burn. Horrible.

Stuu666 (14531) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at Craigs. Pours golden red, nose is capsicum, floral, malty, taste is fiery chilli, not much else, pretty horrendous.

cgarvieuk (25653) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 10, 2017
bottle at home .. dark copper .. thin white lacing ... soft toffee malts .. big spice nose .. caramel toffee .. wooody toffee malts .. big chilli .. massive chilli .. dark toffee malts . and it burns

Pinball (12213) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2017
This beer is hot. Very hot. Hot as midtfyn chili claus ghost. perhaps hotter. You are warned well by the stingy dry chili aroma that is a peppery herbal aroma, recognizable from other really really hot chili things. almost burns the nose. Still, the hotness seem like it’s under control, judging by aroma the beer is likely somewhat drinkable. faint sweet malty and sweet caramelly notes. faint coconut. Flavor is sweet malty, smoked malty, with a burning chili sensation that sets in after perhaps 30 seconds. the aftertaste is mostly hot burn, and it just gets hotter and hotter even minutes after you tasted it. besides the chili you have sweet malts and sweet spices. I could use a somewhat more aromatic chili flavor and less burning feeling, but you do get your mouth cleared.

Rasmus40 (21687) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2017
Bottle from Boxbeers. Light hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, fruity and chili. Flavor is quite sweet. Sweet finish with a terrible chili burn. Undrinkable. 270517

JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2017
Sample at Hoppin’ Frog on 4/3/17 for "DORIS Day." Clear amber pour with a medium beige head. Aroma of peppers, smoke and sweet malt. Malty flavor with some smokiness before a hot pepper finish.

Dogbrick (13518) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2017
Sample at the Hoppin’ Frog Tasting Room during the "Vanilla Bitters Barrel-Aged BORIS Release Party!" on 03/11/2017. Hazy reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of chili peppers, malt and fruit. Medium body with a spicy chili pepper character and notes of smoked malt and spice in the background. The finish is hot with a lingering peppery aftertaste. Borderline too hot, but decent overall.

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